An elementary school bond election proposal is set to top the Denison Independent School District’s regular meeting Tuesday night. The election for the $20 million bond will be discussed at the meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the DISD administration offices, located at 1201 S. Rusk Ave.
The potential bond election that would call for $20,850,000 in funds in order to expand two of the district’s elementary campuses, Mayes and Hyde Park Elementary Schools.
The school board has been discussing the move since it’s June meeting when representatives from the Denison ISD Facilities and Planning committee presented its findings to the board. The proposal would add an additional 20 classrooms total between the two with new cafeteria’s, kitchen’s and additional parking among the proposed amenities.
In addition to the bond, here are three other items items the board will be considering at the meeting:
1. 2019-2020 Budget: The board will be considering the first draft of the 2019 school budget. The proposed budget will include $21,815,000 in revenue from local sources, $26,568,500 from state sources and an additional $845,000 from federal sources. The total budget contains $49,721,856 in total expenses.
2. Proposed Tax Rate: The board will consider the proposed tax rate for the year. The proposed maintenance and operation tax rate is $1.0684 and the debt service rate is proposed at $0.3292 for a total rate of $1.3976.
3. Personal communications devices policy: The board will consider revising the policy regarding searches and confiscation of a students personal telecommunications device including cell phones and other mobile devices.